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A Pause

I travel to seek solace, to nurture my imagination and to explore stillness—everything that is overwhelmed by noise and fast-paced living. In the quietude of old cemeteries, in gardens and among  disintegrating monuments  I am able...

A Restoration

  In The Human Zoo, published in 1969, zoologist Desmond Morris  famously stated,  'The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.' Humans, he argues, are tribal by nature and that the crowded,...

Dignity

[caption id="attachment_27791" align="aligncenter" width="750"] A one bedroom house in the village with Hibiscus flowers on its doorstep[/caption] We  stopped by  a village at the foothills of Kodagu on a crystal clear October day. The houses here, ...

Bhagton ki Choti Haveli

  Bhagton Ki Haveli--This gracious haveli  is located in a narrow alley in the centre of Navalgarh town.   It is  comparatively smaller than the well known Poddar and Moraka havelis, but equally evocative. I took the...

Desert Greens

The grandeur and style of Shekawati's havelis have fascinated many. The words commending their beauty are profuse  and  yet more words in their praise on this blog entry would be unnecessary. Replacing words are pictures...